Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Realistic Impossibilities to Prepare Ourselves for the Future with Andrea Bandelli

October 25, 2017 12:00PM
Professional Development
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

In times of great uncertainty and complex change, our capacity to navigate through the unknown depends on how comfortable we are with what is different from us. How do we learn to shape our emotions and reactions, to change our mindset, and to take responsibility today for the future? The creative collisions of art, culture, science, and design confront us with what it means to be inclusive and to accept diversity as a strength and not as a threat.

Andrea Bandelli is the executive director of Science Gallery International. He has led, managed, directed, and evaluated several international projects linked with science, art, democracy, and public participation—many in collaboration with Ecsite, the European network of science centers and museums. Bandelli has written widely on public engagement with science and has recently completed his doctoral research on scientific citizenship and the role of public participation in science centers.

This talk is part of an Arts and Design Initiative series entitled "Curation Across Disciplines," which is co-taught by Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of the Arts + Design; Natasha Boas, independent curator, art historian and critic and Eric Siegel, Director of the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkley.